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Can fines on my account prevent me from checking out books?


If the balance of fines and fees on your account reaches $50, you will not be able to borrow materials until the balance is paid below $50. To pay your fines:

  1. Visit and click My Account at the top.
  2. In the window that pops up, enter all 8 digits of your library card number (if your card number has less than 8 digits, add enough zeros to the front of your number until it is 8 digits long) or if your card number starts with ecard, enter that word along with the 7 trailing digits and your full last name (or sign in with your EZ Username and Password), and click Log In.
  3. On the Account Summary tab, click View Fines.
  4. Check the boxes to select whether to pay all or some of your fines and then click Pay Fines.

A balance of $50 or more will not prevent you from attending library programs, using library computers, or using materials in the library.